AES New York 2015 Presenter or Author

Claude Cellier

Claude Cellier

Primary Affiliation: Merging Technologies - Puidoux, Switzerland
AES Member Type: Fellow

Claude Cellier, President & CEO of Merging Technologies

Born near Lausanne, Switzerland in 1955 (pretty good millesime for Bordeaux wines).
Graduated from the Institute of Technology of Lausanne as Electric Engineer in 1980
Held several marketing, engineering and management positions at Nagra Kudelski , the Swiss manufacturer that created and brought to market some of the most successful professional field recorders for film, TV and Radio production. While at Kudelski he managed all time code-based projects including marketing, development and sales. Tape recorders like the Nagra T-Audio (more than 1100 units sold) or the portable IVS-TC were based on his innovative vision. Claude has always believed that a successful product should be based on an integrated approach of the market and its future needs - an approach that addresses technological constraints with a marketing and sales awareness.
During this time he also served as secretary for the Swiss AES section as well as Workshop chairman for the 1986 Montreux 80th AES Convention.
Upon leaving Kudelski, in 1990, when he founded Merging Technologies, his passion for audio gave temporary way to develop an “all-in-one” video solution for the Commodore Amiga users. Claude also invented and developed the Patented Lossless Realtime Coding compression technology (working together with the Institute of Technology at Lausanne), still considered as a seminal landmark in the field of Lossless Audio Compression. As CEO of Merging and chief designer of the hardware and system design for the Pyramix Virtual Studio, he developed and brought to market several generations of high performance DSP cards. In the early 2000s his interests focused towards ultra-high definition audio systems inventing and bringing to market the DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition) range of products in collaboration with Philips for DSD recording and SACD production and mastering.
More recently he was active in the design and architecture of the RAVENNA/AES67 Audio-over-IP Networked Audio converters, with well over 1000 nodes in daily operation worldwide by now.

Session List

Oct 31: N9: How Will AES67 Affect the Industry? (Panelist)

Return to Full List of Presenters and Authors

EXHIBITION HOURS October 30th   10am - 6pm October 31st   10am - 6pm November 1st   10am - 4pm
REGISTRATION DESK October 28th   3pm - 7pm October 29th   8am - 6pm October 30th   8am - 6pm October 31st   8am - 6pm November 1st   8am - 4pm
TECHNICAL PROGRAM October 29th   9am - 7pm October 30th   9am - 7pm October 31st   9am - 7pm November 1st   9am - 6pm
AES - Audio Engineering Society